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San Jose Public Library Graphic Novel Making Contest

Do you want to write a graphic novel? Take up to 8 sheets of copy paper and get to work! Entries are due July 31st. Please click on the above link for more rules and guidelines for this contest.

Speaking of the public library…have you signed up for the Summer Reading Celebration yet? They give you prizes for reading a certain number of books. To find out more about that, please click here.

Families, your child needs their own library card, if they don’t have one already! Here is more information for you:

1. Library Branches and Hours
2. Getting a Library Card
3. SJPL Parents’ Site
4. SJPL Kids’ Site

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June 23, 2013 · 4:53 pm

Funky Nests in Funky Places

The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology is holding a contest to help kids celebrate birds this Spring! Here is the information from their website:


Have you noticed any bird nests in your neighborhood? Peek in a hanging flower basket, a street light, a store sign, your barbecue grill, an old boot, or under a bridge! Birds build nests in the strangest places!

Be creative! Take a photo, create some artwork, shoot video, write a story or a poem, or create a sculpture. Just show a bird’s nest built in some out-of-the-way or out-of-this-world place.

Contest Dates: May 1 – June 15!


A huge thanks to Fujifilm Digital Cameras and Optical Devices, Celestron, and Pennington. Prizes include binoculars, cameras, bird guides, bird feeders, bird apps, posters, books, bird sound cds, and an iPad!

Other links on the site lead to information on how to find nests, how to help birds, and myths and FAQs about nests. Click on this link to learn more: http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/community/challenges/funky-nests-2013/!




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